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White House issues update on HealthCare.gov

In response to mounting problems swirling around the Affordable Care Act's new website to buy health insurance, the White House issued an email update announcing "the best and the brightest" in technology are fixing the bugs.


Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)


John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.


Nation braces for government shutdown

At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.


Reckless Republicans push closer to a government shutdown

The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.


Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.


Occupy Wall Street stages second anniversary march in New York

Occupy Wall Street was back on the streets here yeserday, marking the second anniversary of its birth.


Michigan expands Medicaid despite tea party obstructers

Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.


Counseling center shutdown teaches important health care lessons

A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.


Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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